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is quoted at 87.75 to 76. earlier in new york the kou oh touched a high against the yen. dealers are closely monitoring how the negotiations on the u.s. fiscal cliff will progress. they resume later in the day. the euro is trading at 113.43 to 48 against the yen. the european currency has risen to a 17-month high. in other markets in the asia pacific region, south korea is trading a touch lower at 1,980. in australia the benchmark index is trading just a touch higher up 1/5 of a percent at 4,643. the new finance minister says the issuance of more government bonds may be needed to secure funds for the fiscal 2012 supplementary budget. his comment follows the prime minister's inauguration. >> the former government failed to pull japan out of deflation. it's important for the public to feel japan's economy has improved. >> aso said he doesn't have to abide by the ceiling of $515 billion for bond issuance set by the former government. on the issue of a consumption tax hike scheduled for april 2014, aso said in the past there was a shortfall in government revenue despite tax increases. he says he
spreading into toronto as well as new york city within the next 24 hours. relatively warm downowar t south. very chilly in winnipeg. minus 15 degrees on your friday. finally let's go over to europe. severe weather continues in the eastern half of the mediterranean countries. turkey will see the heaviest rain today. wet and windy conditions for the british isle. watch out for icy conditions. rain will spread into italy into tomorrow. lots of blue and white indicating near sub zero temperatures. here is the exthe eended foreca. >> thanks for joining us. to wrap up this edition of "newsline" we go where an annual event is underway to commemorate a tragic earthquake that occurred there. this 270-meter illuminated archway is made of 200,000 lightbulbs. it started in 1995 to mourn the victims of the great earthquake of the same year and to pray for the rebuilding of the city. the theme of the 18th event is the bond of lights. paintings by children in kobe in northeastern areas of japan struck by last year's earthquake and tsunami are on display. >> translator: this gives me a dream for the futur
supply is sufficient and prices are appropriate for the moment. prices in new york of benchmark crude futures have been relatively stable since the summer at just around $85 a barrel. this is against a background of slower economic recovery. opec expects demand for crude to rise as the dploe ball economy picks up. some analysts say opec could consider cutting output. heres a cck on markets. >>> nhk special coverage japan general election is a click away. we'll be adding features to our web and mobile sites. in-depth looks on what could define the campaign. get online and get informed >>> delegates from more than 100 countries noticed them as legitimate people. barack obama did the same thing a day earlier. the de the delegates met in morocco, the so-called friends of syria from the u.s., european union, and various arab countries. more than 50 opposition groups formed the coalition last month. the friends of syria say the organization is now the lawful government. should step down.bashar assad delegates did not state whether they would provide weapons to the coalition. some are concer
ambushed four firefighters in the u.s. state of new york. the attack left three people dead, including the alleged shooter. police say the firefighters responded to a house fire around 6:00 a.m. local time in the northwestern town of webster. they say a 62-year-old gunman exchanged fire with police officers. the gunman was found dead five hours later. police say he committed suicide. they believe the man set fire to his house and car to lure the firefighters. he then ambushed them. the alleged attacker spent nearly 18 years in prison for murdering his grandmother. he was banned from possessing guns. the shooting forced the crew to slow the attempt to fight the blaze. the fire spread to 7 nearby houses, burning them to the ground. >>> a shooting rampage earlier the same day at a bar in a seattle suburb left one customer dead and another wounded. u.s. president barack obama has set a january deadline for proposals to deal with the gun violence. the u.s. has seen several shooting rampages this year, including the newtown school shooting which left 26 people dead. >>> international peace e
to eat. they're warning the problem will only get worse. pedro heads the organization's new york office. he said the number of people needing help has tripled orr the st six months. >> they have serious problems in terms of having access to food. their food is not available in the market. even if it is available, it is extremely expensive. the prices have increased. >> he says more and more syrians will need food aid. he's calling for more help from international donors. >>> people in leading japanese firms are counting the number of orders they are receiving and looking at books and feeling discouraging. we have the latest findings of the survey of business and sentiment. break down the numbers for you. >> analysts estimates were in the negative. even so the actual figure we're seeing is on the weaker side of those estimates. major manufacturers in japan say business sentiment is getting worse. that's according to the latest quarterly report by the country's central bank. the bank of japan released on friday it's quarterly survey of short-term business confidence. nearly 11,000 compani
the new york yankees in 2003. fans called him godzilla for his power. the team won the world series in 2009 and he got the mvp for three homers in the series. he batted more than 500 homers in 20 years in japan and in the u.s. >> translator: my seven years with the yankees was the best thing in my life. they were my happiest days. >> sad. >> i'm sad. he was one of my favorite yankees. i've been a yankees fan forever. he was great. he was wonderful. he's one of the best players in the past decade. >> he has a lot to give to baseball fans. he should come back to the yanks. >> hideki matsui says he doesn't want to call it a retirement, says he'll still play as an amateur. >>> it's now official, guinness world records has confirmed that a 115-year-old japanese man is the world's oldest living person. not only that he's also the oldest man in history. he lives in kyoto prefecture, western japan. he reached the age of 115 years and 253 days on friday. he was born in april 1897. he worked at a post office for his whole career. after he retired he took up farming. he has 14 grandchildren, 2
, tracking gains in new york. investors were fueled by expectations that u.s. lawmakers are close to reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> fashion a lotaking a look a going on right now, london's ftse trading higher by 0.25% perform dax is up 0.30% and cac is down 0.6%. >>> tokyo shares continued to benefit from a weak yen but a recent rally in chinese stocks kept investors from snapping up shares further. tok tokyo's nikkei ended up over 0.9% after nearly reaching the key 10,000 yen level. in china shanghai composite ended up 0.1%, while hong kong's hang seng slipped just about 0.1%. in india, the sensex closed up about 0.7%. >>> the dollar is little changed against the yen. traders are awaiting the outcome of the boj's two-day policy meeting start wednesday. dollar/yen changing hands at 83.87. euro/yen 110.50. they say a meeting between ldp and boj governor appears limit. >>> foreign direct investment in china fell in november for the sixth straight month due to global uncertainties. a chinese commerce ministry spokesperson said on tuesday that overseas companies invested $8.3 bill
of the architects that designed the u.n. headquarters in new york, a project that began in 1947. in 1956, niemeyer created a series of landmark structures for brazil's new capital city of brasilia. these include the national congress, the presidential palace, the cathedral and the neteroy contemporary art museum. the country of brasilia was later designated a unesco world heritage site. niemeyer was noted for inventive curving designs. the architect continued working until his 100th birthday. he succumbed to a lung infection at a hospital in his home of rio de janeiro on wednesday. >>> a large cargo ship has sunk off the netherlands after colliding with a container vessel. four crew members have been confirmed dead and seven others are missing. the accident occurred in the waters off rotterdam on wednesday night. the cargo ship had 24 crew members and was carrying a consignment of cars. dutch coast guard say 13 of the crew have been rescued. they say visibility was low at the time of the accident due to a blizzard in high waves. >>> rescue teams are struggling to reach isolated communities in the
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